Title

A Companion to Alfred the Great. Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2014

Keywords

Wessex, glosses, Gregory the Great, art, Vikings, Augustine of Hippo, literature, chronicles, Carolingians, history, Anglo-Saxon, vernacular

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004283763

Abstract

Eleven major scholars of the Anglo-Saxon period consider Alfred the Great, his cultural milieu, and his achievements. With revised or revived views of the Alfredian revival, the contributors help set the agenda for future work on a most challenging period. The collection features the methods of history, art history, and literature in a newer key and with an interdisciplinary view on a period that offers less evidence than inference. Major themes linking the essays include authorship, translation practice and theory, patristic influence, Continental connections, and advances in textual criticism. The Alfredian moment has always surprised scholars because of its intellectual reach and its ambition. The contributors to this collection describe how we must now understand that ambition.

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Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Guenther Discenza, N., & Szarmach, P. (Eds.), A Companion to Alfred the Great. Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition. Brill.